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Stewardship volunteer opportunities in southern Michigan state parks

Help the DNR restore ecosystems during volunteer stewardship workdays, taking place at a handful of state parks in southern Michigan throughout July. Volunteers will pull invasive plants like spotted knapweed and sweet clover from prairies and dunes and cut invasive shrubs like honeysuckle and buckthorn from wet mesic flatwoods to restore balance to high-quality natural areas.

Southwest Michigan workdays:

Grand Mere State Park – Saturday, July 7
Warren Dunes State Park – Sunday, July 15
Grand Mere State Park – Saturday, July 28
Southeast Michigan workdays:

Waterloo Recreation Area –Saturday, July 7
Island Lake Recreation Area – Saturday, July 7
Brighton Recreation Area – Sunday, July 8
Belle Isle Park – Saturday, July 21
Island Lake Recreation Area – Saturday, July 21
Brighton Recreation Area – Sunday, July 22
Waterloo Recreation Area – Sunday, July 22
Pinckney Recreation Area – Saturday, July 28
Highland Recreation Area – Saturday, July 28

More information about volunteer stewardship workdays, including a calendar of opportunities, is available at michigan.gov/dnrvolunteers. To register, please complete and submit the stewardship volunteer registration form.